It’s official, Joe Cheng just PWNED all celebrities doing their mandatory military service. This is especially true of his BFFs Ethan Ruan, also currently serving but assigned to a desk job in Taipei, and Mike He, who is like pushing the age limit by days and still hasn’t enlisted yet. Joe enlisted 2 months ago and after completing his basic training he’s been assigned to the national coast guard. The crime beat reporters were out this past weekend following a routine story of a ship caught smuggling cigarettes, not terribly exciting in terms of criminal enterprises though highly profitable in terms of being a duty-free haul. The report turned from a ho-hum one to a certifiable swooning entertainment story the moment the reporters recognized that one of the coast guard lieutenants armed and standing guard during the raid was none other than Joe himself. With his cropped hair, simple glasses, a poker face, not to mentioning wearing a bullet proof vest whilst holding an automatic weapon, Joe cast a formidable figure that stands in stark contrast to his image as a dashing actor in real life. When the reporters tried to interview him instead, he politely told them he was on assignment and he had no comment, and went back to standing guard and completing this raid before returning to base. Nice to see reel and real blending together for once in a cool nifty way. I think once Joe finishes his service, he ought to try on an action role for once.He definitely looks the part already. I LOL’d at the tagline for one news report – the major transformation of a flower boy. Cute.